Try It Tuesday

Try It Tuesday Coffee

 

I don’t know about you, but this momma loves her coffee! Honestly, I loved it even before I was a mom! The other day I was really craving a cold coffee drink but A) I didn’t want to pay $7 for something and B) I couldn’t afford it calorie-wise (I’m trying REALLY hard to hit my macros between now and our trip in November). So I decided I’d do a little experimenting!

I brewed some coffee and then poured it into an ice cube tray.

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Then I waited for it to freeze (a couple of hours). When the coffee cubes were frozen, I threw about 5 into my blender, along with 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk, one heaping tablespoon of my favorite protein powder, and two packets of Stevia.

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Y’all… this was SO. GOOD. And even though it was right around 100 calories, it still felt like an indulgence without derailing my progress! Woot, woot!

 

Have you ever tried something like this? What did you do? Share in the comments below!

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Even though “swimsuit season” is over, I’m wanting to get back into shape (I’ve let myself slack off A LOT lately) and get back some of my strength that I’ve lost but I also needed a workout that wouldn’t take too long because, let’s face it, its tough to wake up early so a workout I could do in the short time Huff the Babe naps in the afternoon is ideal. I looked on my Pinterest board and decided to try out one of the many workouts I’ve pinned but never tried! I scoped out wheat I had and settled on this one:

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I thought to myself, “Eh, this can’t be too hard, right? The website said it would take 30 minutes and I’m pretty fit. I can do this.”

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BRUH. It was tough. By the time I made it to the burpees I was like, “Yeeeeaaahhh… not doing that.” Thankfully, it didn’t take thirty minutes to complete, it only took fifteen! But LAWD, it was a rough fifteen minutes! Check out my stats from my FitBit:

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Now I’m sticking to the Jillian 30 Day Shred (I’m on Day 27!) and then I’ll kick it up a notch with another workout. But this is a great way to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time!

What’s your go-to workout? Share in the comments below!

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Finding yummy desserts that not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also help you stay on track are pretty hard to find. The other day I was on a mission to find something that would take the chocolate cravings away and not tip my calorie count over the edge. Dole Dippers came to the rescue!

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Dole has a line of chocolate-covered fruit available in the freezer section! Yes, I know I could probably make these at home for a lot less than what I paid but who has that kind of time?! Certainly not this woman! Anywho, I grabbed a box of the dark chocolate covered banana slices and they were AMAZING!

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Each box comes with 6 packs of 4 banana slices covered in dark chocolate. This is exactly what I was looking for! Its delicious, its only 100 calories per pack, and hello–its CHOCOLATE.

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Have you ever tried these before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

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I’m still working on shedding those last few pounds I’m still carrying from having Huff the Babe (yes, he’s two and a half; no, I don’t think I should have lost this a long time ago) but it gets a little frustrating to stay within my macros–especially in the summer heat–when I just really want some ice cream to chow down and cool off. Thankfully, I found a great dessert that won’t bust my macros and actually tastes good!

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I found this delicious dessert from the site Hip 2 Keto, which has a ton of Keto Diet-friendly recipes and food ideas! Here’s what the recipe called for:

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1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tablespoons almond butter

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

5 drops liquid Stevia (I would actually use Splenda; the Stevia didn’t “sweeten” it that much and it was a wee bit bitter)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

First, mix up all the ingredients in a small bowl until soft peaks form. This took me about 2-3 minutes.

 

Then, place your mixture in the freezer for about 30 minutes to an hour. You want it to be *just* on the edge of freezing without being completely frozen. Then, remove from the freezer, stir, and place your mixture into a gallon size, zip top bag. Cut the corner off and pipe the frozen treat into three cups, distributing evenly.

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Then, enjoy!

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This was pretty good! It was a little bitter for my taste, but Huff the Hubs really liked it! I added some fat free whipped topping to mine and it helped the taste IMMENSELY! If you’re wondering, here are the nutrition facts for the “frosty”:

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Have you ever tried this before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

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Eating healthy on-the-go can sometimes be very frustrating and overwhelming: “What should I eat? Where can I get something that tastes good and has good-for-me stuff? What can I eat one-handed because I know I’ll be multitasking while I eat!”

I can answer all of those questions with today’s Try It!

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This little packet is full of organic, good-for-you stuff and you can totally eat it one-handed AND its available at Walmart! Plus, its REALLY tasty!

Here’s the stats on this snack:

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This specific packet has organic strawberry, banana, and beet puree along with chia seeds (which give that kick of Omega-3s)! I ate this as I was driving around with the kids the other day and it was incredibly satisfying and super yummy! I bought a few more to keep on hand!

 

Have you ever tried these before? What did you think? Share in teh comments below!

 

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For a while now, every time I go the grocery store I see a weird-looking fruit and *almost* buy it, but end up walking on past it because I was too scared to try it out. Saturday, I finally decided to just bite the bullet–er, I mean dragonfruit!

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I read a little about this strange fruit and saw that its packed full of fiber, Vitamin C, and antioxidants! I sliced it up and gave it a try!

 

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The texture reminded me of a kiwi, but it really didn’t have much of a flavor. So I guess I like it…? It might be good in a smoothie with fruits with more strong flavors since its fairly bland but packs a nutritious punch!

Have you ever tried a dragonfruit?  What did you think? Share in the comments below!

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Besides good looks and an amazing sense of humor, tummy problems run in my family. I’m always looking for foods and/or products that are good for my gut, so I can try them and share them with the whole Fam Damily. Enter today’s Try It!

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The name of the product may look a little familiar; I’ve tried a Good Belly drink before. This one is a little bit different, and no just because of its size! This little liquid packs a punch! Inside are tons of little probiotics and vitamins! This small shot has your daily recommended amounts of: Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, and Biotin! Not only that but its got Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Calcium, and Thiamin!

At 50 calories, the Plus Shot has you covered without being a calorie hog and its tasty, too! That’s something to smile about!

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Have you ever tried this product before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!